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New York Times, Monday, September 25, 2006

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0925 ( 20,775 )
Across
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Word repeated before "black sheep, have you any wool?" : BAA
4
Semester : TERM
8
Seizes (from) : WRESTS
14
Building add-on : ELL
15
Downwind, on a ship : ALEE
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Kitt who played Catwoman on "Batman" : EARTHA
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Avg., sizewise : REG
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Aromatherapy liquid : LAVENDEROIL
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Cereal named for two ingredients it doesn't have : GRAPENUTS
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___ of Cleves, English queen : ANNE
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Back of a boat : STERN
24
Emergency PC key : ESC
25
SSW's reverse : NNE
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The "I" in T.G.I.F. : ITS
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Jacuzzi : HOTTUB
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Jacuzzis : SPAS
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Maxima maker : NISSAN
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"Put ___ Happy Face" : ONA
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Really tired : PLUMTUCKEREDOUT
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Small bed : COT
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Followed the leader : OBEYED
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Shady giants : ELMS
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Becomes a parent not by childbirth : ADOPTS
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Slangy assent : YEP
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"Once upon a midnight dreary" writer : POE
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Veneration : AWE
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Numbskull : MORON
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No. on a baseball card : STAT
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Gary Cooper film of 1928 : LILACTIME
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Overwrought writing : PURPLEPROSE
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Architect I. M. ___ : PEI
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Removes, as a knot : UNTIES
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Sporting sword : EPEE
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Nest item : EGG
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Turns back to zero : RESETS
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Lifeless : DEAD
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"Nope" : NAH
Down
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Floaters in northern seas : BERGS
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Vigilant : ALERT
3
Tiny pond plants : ALGAE
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Aptitude : TALENT
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Pizazz : ELAN
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Variety show : REVUE
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Swim competitions : MEETS
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Said "I do" together : WED
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Norma ___, Sally Field role : RAE
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On the wrong course : ERRANT
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Paleolithic hammer or ax : STONETOOL
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Skinny : THIN
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Realtor's aim : SALE
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President's foreign policy grp. : NSC
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Light refractor : PRISM
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All's opposite : NONE
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Rebuffs rudely : SNUBS
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Robust : HARDY
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E pluribus ___ : UNUM
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Upside-down sleepers : BATS
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Org. offering creature comforts? : SPCA
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Trudge : PLOD
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Fenders, taillights, etc. : AUTOPARTS
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Swelling reducer : ICE
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Where a telescope is aimed : SKY
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"Get it?" : SEE
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Lug : TOTE
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Train stop : DEPOT
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Baked entree with a crust : POTPIE
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Controlled the mike : EMCEED
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Austrian peak : ALP
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Sent by bank transfer : WIRED
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Get hitched hastily : ELOPE
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Turn red, as an apple : RIPEN
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End of the Greek alphabet : OMEGA
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Whinny : NEIGH
57
Cowboy boot part : SPUR
58
Ditty : TUNE
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Between ports : ASEA
62
Permit : LET
63
Twisty turn : ESS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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